Help:Introduction to talk pages/Layout

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Indenting can help improve the layout of a discussion, making it much easier to read. You should always indent your reply one level deeper than the person you are replying to. The best way to indent is to place a colon (:) at the beginning of a line. The more colons you use, the further indented the text will be.

You type You get

This is aligned all the way to the left.
: This is indented slightly.
:: This is indented more.

This is aligned all the way to the left.

This is indented slightly.
This is indented more.


To create a list, add an asterisk (*) at the start of each point. This goes after any markup (:, *, or #) that were used in the preceding line. It will add a bullet point (•) to each line, like this:

You type You get

:* First list item
:* Second list item
:** Sub-list item under second
:* Third list item

  • First list item
  • Second list item
    • Sub-list item under second
  • Third list item